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Horizontal flow wrapper

Machine Case Study

• Highspeed controller and Fieldbus


• Application specific function blocks
• Total machine automation supplier

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Horizontal flow wrapper

Horizontal flow wrapper

Machine description Machine Function


With the packaging material mounted on top of the
1 Foil Unwind
product feed, Horizontal Form, Fill and Seal (HFFS)
Provides foil with the right tension.
flow wrapping machines operate horizontally to
surround the product with a film. After sealing it 2 Product feed and detection

longitudinal under the product, the rotary knifes seal Gives perfect spacing and ‘no product no bag’
the edges transversal and at the same time cut into identification.
individual packs. 3 Longitudinal pull and seal
Lengthwise film transport, positioning and
HFFS flow wrappers are suitable to pack large sealing with integrated mark correction.
quantities of solid products at high speed. Chocolate
4 Transversal seal and cut
candy bars are usually packed with non-heated
Separates the packs after sealing the edges
sealing knifes. This cold-seal technology uses an, on
using rotary knife.
the foil pre-applied glue, which is pressed to close
the packs. 5 Packed product out-feed
Transport to secondary packaging, optionally
spacing the products for automatic out-feed
systems.

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Your automation partner in packaging
We Automate Machines! We supply all the automation products for HFFS flow wrappers, including the logic
and motion or hybrid controller. In addition we provide all motors, drives, position sensors, safety devices,
temperature sensors and other panel components. All devices are easy to integrate and carry the Omron mark
of quality and reliability.

Sysmac Studio: One Software!


A  Application specific function blocks
B 
To develop fast, test as one and secure it all is In Form, Fill and Seal machines it is key to create
something Omron can proof. Sysmac Studio is the perfect seal each time and right from the
one software to control and configure the entire start. For this Omron Sysmac is the solution
machine via a single connection gives you the to integrate temperature control and seal-jaw
power and efficiency to develop and create like pressure and timing.
never before. Performance is raised and engineering time is
reduced when using function blocks (FB) Omron
developed for Form, Fill and Seal machines,
A
like the Rotary Knife FB and the Direct Power
temperature Control FB.

E52 Probe B Dedicated Fuction Blocks


EM Stop

Sysmac Studio
NS
HMI G3 SSR (BOOL)
Execute
(BOOL)
GX-JC6 Abort
NJ Controller EtherCAT 3 (REAL)
PV
junction
4
NX Remote I/O

D
G5 E3Z E3ZM-V
Servos Photo Mark
Electric Sensor
C Sensor
G5
B Servos

4 1
2
3
5

Exact spacing on product feed


C  Synchronized High Speed network
D 
Create exact product spacing with the E3Z Synchronizing the seal-knifes with the film
photo electric sensor and G5 servo connected and product feed, reaction to no product / no
one controller. The integrated motion and logic seal and ‘film slip’ situations are significantly
engine of the NJ machine controller makes it improved when using a high speed and
easy to change spacing of products, even during synchronized network like EtherCAT between
production. the controller and the actuating servos.
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